Lightroom: Keyword list should operate as in PS Elements, why not?

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The Keyword List in the Library Module should work like the one in PS Elements. Why not a little consistency between the elements of the PS family? The little box to the left of the Key Word should be used for search with the ability to select more than one. You could add keywords to one or more photos by selecting the keyword, or words, then dragging to the selection or better yet have two boxes one for search and one for adding keywords (both labeled of course). After using PSE for years the move to LR was confusing since this keyword List did not operate the same. At the very least there should be a fly out note informing you what the box is for and what the arrow on the right of the keyword is for. During the free trial period I spent several sessions trying to search using the boxes, as in PSE, but saw nothing happening. I had to go back later and try to remove those key words that were added to photos without me knowing it. (The videos I viewed did not even mention the Keyword list for searching) I prefer to use the keyword List to assign keywords rather than typing them in using the keywording panel because my defective brain is lousy at spelling and sometimes typing. If I added a keyword by typing and mistyped or used a plural form when adding and a singular form when searching I may have a hard time finding that photo again, by using the list even if it’s mistyped it would be consistent with the other photos that were key worded by dragging and dropping then later searching via the same list. I also prefer to adding new keywords to the list by using the list, as in PSE, to better keep track of the hierarchy, which I can do in LR. If I just type a new keyword in the keywording panel it is added to the photo and is also added to the keyword list but may not be where I need it to be in the hierarchy without additional steps. Also move the filmstrip Filter on the upper right one step up to the tool bar so it is visible when the filmstrip isn't.
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Eric Hill

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